It seemed as if the first piece tied the story up nicely for the reader, while the second left the reader to wonder. Overall, Chopin’s works are all easily compared and contrasted. Her views as an author impacted her writer, and this is visible in each of her characters. “The Storm” and “The Story of an Hour” are each works in which the theme is the same, but the plots are different. Chopin displays a unique writing style that allows her to write many pieces with similar themes in different ways.
By making the narrator a character, authors are able to quickly engage the reader and intensify the emotionality of the story or poem. They do not always, however, use this tactic to accomplish the same objective. Still, authors of short stories and poems usually achieve similar goals when using similar devices. Writers of the two genres also frequently take advantage of the use of symbolism and metaphor. These literary devices allow the authors to create works that deliver more than one meaning or message while only stating one thing.
When we first read stories, it is usually easy to see their plot, themes, or message. However, knowing more about the story, such as who wrote it, when it was written, or why it was written allows us to see the story in a different way. Putting writing in either context, economic, social, cultural, historical, literary, or biographical leads to a better understanding of the writing. Through research on Kate Chopin, the early 20th century Louisiana writer of “The Storm,” one can find literary criticism that is relevant to understanding the meaning of her work. Literary criticism topics such as setting, feminism, resistance to patriarchal authority, and sexual fulfillment in relation to Chopin and her writing changes and enriches the reading of “The Storm.” Like Skredsvig, the literary critic Martha Cutter agrees that the idea of feminism can be found in Chopin’s writing.
Every writer has an influence. Some are influenced by the ideas that the author has; some are influenced by the style, which the author writes with. Still others are so intrigued by a writer that they are not only influenced by their way of thinking and their writing, but they actually begin to mimic the author in many ways. This is the case with Guy de Maupassant’s influence on Kate Chopin, who is undoubtedly the greatest influence on Chopin’s writing. 	"Maupassant was born in Châteaude de Miromesnil, Normandy" (Encarta).
Throughout the video, many views on literature are offered. Fran concludes that although literature comes in many forms, it must have a written quality to it. She believes that this creates a relationship between the author and the reader of the piece. As the reader makes his or her way through a piece of literature, Fran feels new worlds are opened and the reader is enriched through the experience of literature. All literature has meaning, but it means different things to each person because we each bring in different experiences.
The Awakening Style Kate Chopin has style that makes her work seem more like a story told in person just for the reader than one written in a book to a diverse audience of potential readers. She tends to go into great detail over the thoughts and actions of characters, giving the reader insight they would not normally have, almost as if they were mind readers witnessing the event. When Chopin describes the situations her characters are in, she tends to utilize short, to the point sentences that are the bare minimum to cover said situation, followed by a very long sentence that expands upon the first. She also tends to use short sentences in quick succession to illustrate a point. Often these are character realizations, and it feels like a short train of thought leading to a conclusion within the character's mind.
There are so much more to stories than just the words that we read. Writers want us to do more than just read the words; they want us to read between the lines. Authors use many different literary devices in stories to make people think “between the lines.” They try to get as much meaning in their stories as possible, and they do this through tools like irony, metaphors, and symbolism. Kate Chopin in particular does a very good job with using metaphors and irony in her stories to add more profundity to them. Another author that does well with literary devices – symbolism in particular – is Ray Bradbury.
The Formalistic Approach to Desiree's Baby Kate Chopin's narrative of "Desiree's Daughter" created a sense of ambiguity among the reader until the last few sentences of the story. However, the Formalistic Approach to Literature helps one to review the texts and notice countless relationships between the detailed components and conclusion of the story. These elements draw clues and foreshadow the events that happen throughout the duration and climax of the narrative. Close reading will help one to depict the devices used to help carry the audience through the plot and suggest the resolution. Some of the most prominent devices used by Chopin are word choice, reference, and repetition.
In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, the author uses many conventions in this narrative short story such as character development, plot control, and irony. By using these conventions, she is able to captivate the reader in an interesting yet twisted short story. Chopin wrote this story intentionally making it seem realistic. Realistic writing uses common occurrences, controversial topics in society, and character interactions. Usually this style of writing is very ironic just like “The Story of an Hour”.
Finally the purpose in Kate Chopin writing this story is to show the audience that sometimes it’s ok to feel trapped because there is always a solution even if that solution happens to be death In Conclusion, the use of symbolism and irony really give depth to the to the conflicts and themes that Kate Chopin is trying to portray to the readers that take the initiative in trying to analyze her short story. The use of figurative language and literary devices gives literature like Kate Chopin’s the necessary flare that will help the reader come up with a deeper meaning to this story. Works Cited "The Story Of an Hour." SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d.